I guess you could call this Part II of Upcycling: Transforming garbage. I have ‘a thing’ about throwing things away that can be used for something else – it drives my husband crazy.
All around our house you’ll find items I have saved from the trash that are being stored until I get around to doing something with them.
A few months ago I posted about a collection of household garbage I had transformed into useful home storage items (see post: Upcycling – transforming garbage).
Below are examples of the baby formula tin becoming a cooking utensil holder, and the bulk washing detergent bucket turned into toy box….
I few weeks ago I was asked by one of the mums at mothers group about cooking with almond meal, and the type of cooking you can do with it. It reminded me of the wonderful biscuit recipe I was given when I was doing… Read More
My dear friend of 25 years, and fellow crafty person Twirling Betty was recently contacted by Master Chef magazine to feature her cake buntings. I am not surprised, because they are simply stunning! Now is the perfect time to share with you the talents of Twirling Betty before she becomes famous and backed-up with orders for her cake buntings.
Twirling Betty is the mastermind behind these unique and ever-so-fun cake banners and buntings that will spruce up a cake for any occasion. If you want to know more, Betty talks about her cake buntings and preparing the photos for Master Chef in more detail in her Twirling Betty blog. I know you are going to love what you see, so if you wish to own one of your own, or have Betty customise one for you, visit her shop on Etsy or Made It (within Australia) to arrange all that.
This recipe is one of mum’s… and an old favourite of mine. I loved the way that mum would mix it up a bit, when we were little, and change the fruit she would add to the cake. Whilst the recipe suggests apples, sultanas and… Read More
This post is dedicated to ginger nuts. When I say that I mean people who love ginger!
I never thought I would be able to stomach ginger again after consuming packets of crystallised ginger during the first 3 months of pregnancy (to settle the morning sickness). Six months down the track and I saw this recipe for ginger nut biscuits, and had an overwhelming urge to make them (along with so many other exotic recipes – the maternal nesting has really kicked it!).
This recipe was in the woman’s Day magazine, however I changed it slightly to make them a little more gingery (after tasting the raw mixture I didn’t think they deserved to be called ginger nuts – so got a little heavy handed with the ground ginger!). I shared these with 3 people on the weekend, and all of them wanted the recipe – so I guess you could say they were a hit.
How did I stumble across this?
I was emailing our landscape designer (Derek from http://www.facetdesign.com.au) about my new blog http://www.lot271.com, to tell him that I was about to write about the design he did for our new home, and he emailed back to tell me that he loved the idea of the blog, and that his wife had also started one ….